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Coin of Byzantium with bust of Severus Alexander, struck under M. Aurelius Fronto

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Obverse: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to left, with spear and shield. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Emperor on horseback right, holding spear. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions) Ancient cast?


By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, October 11, 1966

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 222–235


Byzantium, Thrace


Diameter: 39 mm. Weight: 34.40 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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